Showing posts with label Kevin Anderson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kevin Anderson. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Video: Kevin Anderson's post-final interview | Wimbledon 2018

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Video: Kevin Anderson's post-final interview | Wimbledon 2018

Video: Kevin Anderson Wimbledon final press conference

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Video: Kevin Anderson Wimbledon final press conference

Video: Novak Djokovic lifts the Wimbledon trophy

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Video: Novak Djokovic lifts the Wimbledon trophy

Video: Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2018 champion

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Video: Novak Djokovic is the Wimbledon 2018 men's singles champion

Monday, July 16, 2018

Video: Wimbledon Hot Shots - Day 11

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Video: Wimbledon Hot Shots - Day 11

Video: Anderson outlasted Isner | Wimbledon 2018

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Video: Kevin Anderson outlasted John Isner | Wimbledon 2018

Video: Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Semi Final Press Conference

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Video: Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Semi Final Press Conference

Video: Kevin Anderson hot shot | Wimbledon 2018

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Video: Kevin Anderson hot shot | Wimbledon 2018

Video: Anderson wins epic Wimbledon semi-final | Wimbledon 2018

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Video: Kevin Anderson wins epic Wimbledon semi-final 26-24 in the fifth set | Wimbledon 2018

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Djokovic wins Wimbledon 2018 title

Djokovic wins Wimbledon 2018 title
Djokovic wins Wimbledon 2018 title

Novak Djokovic proved conclusively he remains one of the biggest beasts in men's tennis by outplaying South African giant Kevin Anderson to claim a fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday.

Nole put two years of turmoil behind him to beat a battle-weary Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6(3) on a sweltering Center Court and add a 13th Grand Slam trophy to his bulging cabinet.

It was clear what it meant to the Serb as he ended a two-year Grand Slam title drought by getting his hands back on the trophy he also raised in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

"I had any moments of doubt and didn't know if I could compete," Djokovic, who retired in the quarter-final last year with an elbow injury that required surgery this year, said on court.

Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Semi-final press conference

Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Semi-final press conference
Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Semi-final press conference

Kevin Anderson speaks to the media after his 7-6(6), 6-7(5), 6-7(9), 6-4, 26-24 win against John Isner

Q. You said after Roger, you gave yourself a bit more belief this year. Is that what got you through that exhausting match?
KEVIN ANDERSON: Yeah, I don't know what got me through today's match other than just a will to try to succeed, keep pushing myself.

I knew it was going to be a tough match playing John. We've played a few times. He's gotten the better of me in our head-to-heads. I've struggled against him in certain areas. Just watching the way he played all week, I thought he was playing great tennis.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Quarter-final press conference

Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Quarter-final press conference
Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Quarter-final press conference

Kevin Anderson speaks to the media after his 2-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 quarter-final defeat of Roger Federer

Q. How did you feel when you were down 10 sets to zero?
KEVIN ANDERSON: In our overall record, I didn't think of it like that. I felt the first set obviously wasn't great for me. I was a little bit unsettled starting the match out. I thought I settled down much better in the second set. Even though I lost it in a tiebreak, I felt I played a much, much better set of tennis.

Obviously in the third set, I just tried to compete as hard as I could. I was able to, you know, hold serve throughout. Obviously had that one match point, but played a good point. Was able to get that break.

I feel like once I did that, I really settled down well and felt pretty comfortable out there.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Video: Federer loses to Anderson | Wimbledon 2018

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Video: Roger Federer loses to Kevin Anderson | Wimbledon 2018

Video: Kevin Anderson Wimbledon QF press conference

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Video: Kevin Anderson Wimbledon QF press conference

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Federer upset in Wimbledon quarters

Federer upset in Wimbledon quarters
Federer upset in Wimbledon quarters

Roger Federer’s quest for a ninth Wimbledon title came to an end Wednesday at the hands of South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, who rallied from two sets down to defeat Federer in the quarterfinals 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11.

Federer, the No. 1 seed, had match point up 5-4 in the third set, but could not put Anderson, the No. 8 seed, away. From there, Anderson came all the way back, shocking Federer with a 13-11 triumph in the fifth and final set, capping off the four-plus hour match with a bullet serve up the middle that Federer returned long.

The remarkable upset moves the 32-year-old Anderson one step closer to his first Major championship. In the semifinals, Anderson will face the winner of the matchup between American John Isner, the No. 9 seed, and Canada’s Milos Raonic, the No. 13 seed.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Fourth round press conference

Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Fourth round press conference
Kevin Anderson Wimbledon Fourth round press conference

Kevin Anderson speaks to the media after his 7-6(4), 7-6(2), 5-7, 7-6(4) win against Gael Monfils
Q. Did you really not know you're going to play Roger at all?
KEVIN ANDERSON: No. I generally don't look at the draw. Next match. I mean, if it happens, it happens. If I find out, it doesn't affect me. Not a big deal.

Personal preference, you know, obviously it was either his match or Isner, who beat Tsitsipas today.

Really looking forward to it. Obviously it will be a tough challenge. I think it's a pretty exciting opportunity to play Federer here at Wimbledon.

Video: Anderson beats Monfils | Wimbledon 2018

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Video: Kevin Anderson beats Gael Monfils | Wimbledon 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Kevin Anderson Wimbledon third round press conference

Kevin Anderson Wimbledon third round press conference
Kevin Anderson Wimbledon third round press conference

Kevin Anderson speaks to the media after his 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 win against Philipp Kohlschreiber
Q. You must be pretty pleased with that, very efficient?
KEVIN ANDERSON: Yeah, I thought today was a terrific match for me. I knew I was going to be in for a tough one against Philipp. As I was saying yesterday, he's a very experienced player. I've played him a few times, always had close matches. It's always nice getting off to a good start, breaking him very early in the first set and then holding that nicely.

Again, good in the second set. Gave back that break in the second. That wasn't ideal, but, you know, that often happens, especially in three-out-of-five set matches, it swings both ways.

I was able to keep my head and respond very well to that and play a good game to break and an excellent game to hold out that second set.

Third set was very close, and had a few looks I felt as the set went on, and then obviously got very lucky with that break point at 5-All and did a good job serving out.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Kevin Anderson Wimbledon First round press conference

Kevin Anderson Wimbledon First round press conference
Kevin Anderson Wimbledon First round press conference

Kevin Anderson speaks to the media after his 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win against Norbert Gombos

Q. That was a pretty good opener. Did you feel comfortable right from the beginning?
KEVIN ANDERSON: Yeah, I felt it took a little bit of time just getting used to conditions. It was quite windy, gusty, I'd say. When you've never played an opponent before, you're not quite sure what to expect. Hits the ball pretty flat, pretty hard. I think he's a pretty good grass court player. Hadn't seen him playing before.

So that part took a little bit of time to adjust. I felt I was able to do a good job taking care of my serve games. Sort of scrapped through a break in that first set, and then I felt I played much better in the second and third set. It was still gusty, hard to find a great rhythm out there, but walking off a grass court match in straight sets is always a job well done.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Video: Anderson Reflects On Practising At Jack Nicklaus' Home

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Video: Anderson Reflects On Practising At Jack Nicklaus' Home

Watch as Kevin Anderson looks back at his accomplishments over the past 12 months, discusses the transition from clay to grass and shares his thoughts on the comeback of Andy Murray in a strong field at the Fever-Tree Championships.